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Lynnwood
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   Posted 2/11/2016 11:32 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi all,

I am new to the migraine forum but not new to Healing Well.

I am getting horrid headaches recently -- in addition to the usual headaches I get when the barometric pressure changes. Headaches usually are in my face, around my eyes and forehead like sinus pressure, but they also have the feeling of something gripping my head really hard, squeezing both temples. Often I also get tight shoulders and tension around the head/neck join with these.

I can get relief by turning the AC to 58, taking otc sinus meds, plus ibuprofen, plus Excedrin Migraine. And add a Dr Pepper and they usually disappear fairly quickly. Of course, this requires stopping whatever I am doing and focusing on headache recovery.

I have two main questions -

(1) Would I really benefit from seeing my GP, going wherever she suggests, etc? I hate to waste time/money on Drs when I do have a treatment that helps. (Is there any treatment than PREVENTS the headaches from even coming?)

(2) Is there any drawback with taking meds as I have indicated? Any benefit to having something prescription?

I know these are fairly minor compared to headaches some of you experience, but they can get bad enough that I can't think, and even laying quietly in a dark room is painful. Thanks so much for your input.

theHTreturns...
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   Posted 2/14/2016 1:21 AM (GMT -7)   
have you had ya eyes checked? I am seeing my eye specialist soon as I have been getting cruel occipital neuralgia. my shoulders are sublaxed, and have arthritis in my neck, I suspect shoulders as well. I get very tired, hazy and light sensitive. plus the cruel numbing pain going up ya neck and head. I always must lay down. I had a scan when I was a teen and a defect in my head was seen.-suffered with intense migraines. kieep strong.
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BnotAfraid
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   Posted 2/15/2016 10:52 AM (GMT -7)   
Lynnwood,

Even though I have migraines I can reduce the pain with heat packs.

I have a fan/shell shape that wraps around my shoulders and a few different shapes to put on my face. They go in the microwave for 2-3 minutes and stay hot/warm for 1/2 hour to an hour.

I lay down with them and begin to meditate, concentration on the muscles in my neck and shoulders with automatically tighten as soon as pain hits. Once they are relaxed I try to focus on my pain, make into a ball and blow it up.

I doubt you need to go that far. with the heat and relaxing the shoulders you should get some relief. Sudafed was always a good sinus med for me.

I wish you relief
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